Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Younger Self

I haven't been writing much these last few months. Life has been increasingly crazy but last night I read a post that inspired me. Lindsay from Once Upon a Mommy wrote a post called, "My Younger Self".
It really got me thinking about what I would tell my younger self if I could go back in time and tell myself all about what age and experience has taught me.

I would tell that young high school girl not to be so "by the book". I would tell her to relax and have fun and less goodie-2-shoes-like. You see I was a BIG rule follower. Never skipped class, never missed curfew, never drank or smoked while I was in High School (Although I certainly made up for it in college...). I kept my virtue very close if you catch my drift. I was a good girl and I was loyal and I always put everyones needs above my own.

I would tell myself that Photography can be a REAL job and I would have pursued it in college instead of getting a degree in something I scarcely remember or will ever use in my life.

I would tell my younger self to s l o w d o w n. I was never happy with where I was, I always thought the next step was where I wanted to be. So I never just enjoyed being in the moment because I was too busy trying to get to the next big thing.

I would also tell her that pleaseing everyone else just because you hate confrontation will never make her happy in the end.

I would tell her that she has 2 beautiful and extremely bouncey baby boys waiting for her in the future so just relax and take her time getting there.


kisatrtle said...

the part about trying to please everyone really hit home for me. Good advce.

Danielle said...

I think this is a beautiful meme and I too was the good girl following all the rules and then letting loose in college just to figure how who I actually was.

I would tell myself to stop thinking your heavy or not pretty,, which is silly cause I can't tell myself that now but I'd try!

Danifred said...

I really like this post. I live so much of my life with regret, I don't know that I could complete this without losing my mind over all the should-have-beens.

T said...

Great post.

I would tell my younger self that she HAS to stay in college, because her worst nightmare (being a single mom of 2) could/did come true.